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Risks

1. Does the Policing 2026 strategy identify and acknowledge the main risks, challenges, opportunities and demands likely to impact on policing over the next 10 years?

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Focus

2. Do you agree the main areas of focus proposed within the Policing 2026 strategy are the right ones to deliver an enhanced policing service?

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Please tell us why you think these are the right or wrong areas of focus?
There appears to be an acknowledgement that Police Scotland should increase its emphasis on outcomes for individuals and communities. There is also increased emphasis on partnership working to achieve better outcomes and this approach is welcomed by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Methods

3. Do you agree the methods proposed within this strategy are the right ones to deliver an improved policing service?

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Please tell us why you think this is the right or wrong approach?
The proposed approach seems sound with appropirate focus on effective public engagement through a number of mediums, improved partnership working leading to a more collaborative service delivery approach underpinned by a more effective use of technology.

Performance

4. The Policing 2026 Strategy states that public confidence will be a key measure of success and the effectiveness of Police performance. Do you agree with this approach?

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We would welcome any views you have
The challenge for Police Scotland is to deliver a modern police service while meeting the traditional values and expectations of the public. The role and success of technology to support access to police services will be crucial in building the required level of public confidence.

Workforce

5. The Policing 2026 strategy highlights that we will need to re-shape our organisation with a workforce focussed on having the right skills and capacity to meet future challenges. Do you agree with this approach?

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As the role of the police service diversifies to meet the wider needs of society there is a consequent requirement that the police workforce expands its capability to deal with the issues presented in the future. Similarly a greater degree of knowledge of the role of partner services will be required by police staff to ensure public services, collectively, operate as effectively and collaboratively as possible for the benefit of the public. A current example of this collaboration in action can be found in Grampian where the Scottish Ambulance Service and Police Scotland are working in partnership to deliver an improved service for people who suffer a cardiac arrest in a public place. This initiative has not only involved the sharing of skills and equipment but also of organisational governance arrangements.

Clear & Understandable

6. Is the strategy presented in a clear and understandable way?

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The vignettes which illustrate how the various aims of the strategy come together as the delivery model are helpful.

Other views

7. We would welcome any additional views you have on our strategy and how it will affect you, or any other person.

We would welcome any views you have.
The Scottish Ambulance Service welcomes the aims and underpinning principles described in the document. We believe there are benefits to be gained from greater collaboration in areas which include protecting the most vulnerable in our society. Areas of future focus, which will underpin successful delivery of the strategy's aims, include developing good governance practices particularly regarding consent and confidentiality. More effective sharing of data and intelligence across police, health and social care services will also be increasingly important as our frontline staff provide services increasingly to the same individuals, groups and communities.

About you

8. What is your name?

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Andrew Wemyss

10. Are you responding as an individual or an organisation?

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Scottish Ambulance Service